the stool is so comfortable and very chic. I've had many compliments on it's look. Is a very dark brown color and looks very expensive. Of the 4 stools that arrived, 1 stool was difficult to put together because the holes did not line up. We put it together minus 1 screw but it's still very solid. The other 3 were put together each taking about 10minutes max. It's a low back profile and has a nice footrest. I would definately recommend this stool. It goes in a transitional kitchen nicely.